Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez claimed the first International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1 Series singles title of the year as he beat Belgium's Joachim Gerard in three-sets to win the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
The world number four recovered from dropping the second set to seal a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 victory on his first visit to the Dutch city.
The 24-year completely dominated the opening stages as he gave the Belgian few opportunities to attack, taking all the crucial points to wrap-up the first set in just 27 minutes.
Despite a difficult start, the Belgian fought back as he broke the Fernandez serve in the first game of the second set, which he then consolidated by holding for a 2-0 lead.
The pendulum continued to swing the way of the world number five as he broke again, and despite a brief revival from Fernandez, the 26-year old went on to claim the second set to send the final into a tense decider.
He could not quite replicate his form in the third however as Fernandez regrouped and dropped just one game on his way to taking the title at an event which forms part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
"It's a long way from home to be here, so I'm very happy to be here," Fernandez said.
"Thank you to my coach for always being there.
"We've worked really hard over the [last few] months to get this.
"I'm very happy to play the way I did, so hopefully next year I will be back to do it again."
Great Britain's Gordon Reid and Frenchman Stephane Houdet enjoyed a successful tournament as they won the men's doubles crown.
The top seeds edged a close encounter against Sweden's Stefan Olsson and Nicolas Peifer of France as they clinched their second title in The Netherlands in three years by virtue of a 10-7 win in the championship tie-break.
Pensacola in the United States is due to stage the next ITF1 category tournament, scheduled to take place from March 18 to 22.
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